Point Reyes National Seashore Photography

10 Mile Beach
Wreck of the Point Reyes
Point Reyes Lighthouse

  “Point Reyes National Seashore”

*Late November thru mid-February is prime Elephant Seal viewing – a real treat!

*Late February thru May is Wildflower season – get your Macro on!


Join me for a partial or full day at Point Reyes (An easy one hour drive north of San Francisco.) From dramatic landscapes, seascapes, large and small wildlife Point Reyes has it all.

The weather always adds drama to your images be it thick fog or beautiful sunsets. Photo opportunities include the weathered lighthouse, beach scenes such as Drakes Bay’s beautiful “Cliff’s of Dover” type geography, sand dunes, and of course the old fishing boat wreck, the “Point Reyes”. We’ll also visit locations where your creativity can be your guide to great images.

Seasonal wildlife abounds in the area including raptors, marine animals such as elephant seals, creatures in tide pools, as well as the Elk herd (some of the largest wild animals west of the Rockies). We usually finish with a sunset shoot depending on weather…


Sunset at McClure's Beach - Point Reyes National Seashore

Sunset at McClures Beach


This session gives you a professional’s “In the field” techniques for getting stunningly beautiful photographs.

Topics include:

  • Discuss the types of equipment & accessories
  • Composition
  • Long Exposures
  • Exposure & depth of field
  • HDR (High dynamic range)
  • Hyperfocal technique & Focus Stacking
  • Panoramic multi-image capture techniques
  • Conceptualization

Plan your trip:   Minimum 6 hours or All Day! Your choice

Weather Forecast: Check the 10-day forecast here

Area Lodging: Check for places to stay here

Where to eat: Check here for suggestions

We will meet at  8 am at Seashore Headquarters – Bear Valley (Map) for introductions and briefing on the days’ activities.

You will be responsible for meals & transportation to Point Reyes

Gear: I suggest you bring as long a focal length lens as possible, wide angle and macro lenses, polarizing filter, and graduated ND filters and 10 stop filter (optional). Tripod and backpack or other carry bag for your gear.

Private Lesson or Groups (Limited to 6 participants max)